Foreign body?
ZA*Group

Foreign body? How cultural workers from abroad are changing the Polish artistic landscape?

Poland is no longer a homogeneous country. Mass migration to Poland is a fairly new phenomenon. Along with representatives of other professions, more and more artists come here to live and work in the local field of art. We invited people from different geographic contexts to participate in the discussion and reflect on the role of cultural workers from abroad in Poland.

What is it like to work and function in the Polish artistic environment while being from another country? How open is the Polish artistic community? What kind of changes are needed to facilitate the integration process? How can a different experience and angle of view of individuals enrich the discussions taking place in the country?

The debate will be hosted in English. The meeting will be broadcast on the Museum's profile on FB.

In 2020, ZA * Group (Yuriy Biley, Yulia Krivich, Vera Zalutskaya) initiated a long-term project devoted to the experience of foreign artists who are coming to and living in Poland. Its first result was a ZINE, published with the support of Krytyka Polityczna, available here.